Burnham Norton, Norfolk Genealogy

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Burnham Norton St Margaret

Parish History

Burnham Norton St Margaret is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Norwich, one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk, and is a Grade I listed building. David Jamieson VC is buried in the churchyard, as is Diana, Princess of Wales's great Aunt, Lady Margaret Douglas-Home. Richard Woodget, the master of the Cutty Sark Clipper is also buried here.

Burnham Norton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. Burnham Norton is one of the Burnhams, a group of adjacent villages in North Norfolk. It is situated, on the A149, some 2 km north of the larger village of Burnham Market, 10 km west of the small town of Wells-next-the-sea, 35 km north-east of the larger town of King's Lynn, and 60 km north-west of the city of Norwich.

For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

The village is located close to the coast, and overlooks the tidal Norton Marshes and Scolt Head Island Nature Reserve.


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Norfolk Record Office reference PD 419

Parish registers Microfilm copies of original records in the Norfolk Record Office, Central Library, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

Item 28 Baptisms 1559-1665 Marriages 1565-1642 Burials 1565-1649 Item 29 Baptisms, marriages, burials 1653-1725 Item 30 Baptisms and burials 1725-1801 Marriages 1725-1798 Banns 1754-1798 Item 31 Baptisms and burials 1802-1812 Item 32 Baptisms 1813-1904 Item 33 Marriages 1800-1812 Banns 1800-1833 Item 34 Marriages 1837-1903 FHL BRITISH Film 1565274 Items 28-34
Item 35 Marriages 1837-1908 Item 36 Burials 1813-1905 FHL BRITISH Film 1565274 Items 35-36

Archdeacons transcripts, 1725-1812

Microfilm copies of original records in the Norfolk Record Office, Central Library, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

Baptisms and burials 1725-1812 Marriages 1725-1810 FHL BRITISH Film 1526789 Item 16

See also

England Norfolk Church of England Parish Registers and Bishops’ Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Census records


Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Index for the Census may be searched at FamilySearch Historical Records

Poor Law Unions

Docking Poor Law Union, Norfolk

Norfolk Poor Law Unions

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Norfolk Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Tax Records

1597 Subsidy Taxes: Transcribed by Geoff Lowe and housed by Norfolk Transcription Archives

Maps and Gazetteers

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